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parkrun 14 Oct 17

It was lovely to be back at Southampton parkrun this weekend, although there just wasn’t enough time to catch up with all of my running friends. Trevor and Alison were doing their 200th parkruns, which is a great milestone to reach.

I met up with Rachel, a friend from Buggy Mums. It was lovely to see her little boy and also to meet her husband. I managed to keep up with the three of them for the first 3k, but my complete lack of fitness was showing and I wasn’t able to hang on.

parkrun 14 Oct 17
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Just after I crossed the finish line, the runner ahead of me turned around. I hadn’t realised it was my friend, Charlotte. It was lovely to have a brief catch up with her.

Southampton parkrun 14 Oct 17

I’m annoyed that I’ve got so unfit and am hoping that the structure of returning to work will help me to develop a sensible training schedule.


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